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The Autocrat's Language
Trump’s word-piles fill public space with static. This is like having the air we breathe replaced with carbon monoxide. It is deadly. This space that he is polluting is the space of our shared reality.
rogues  language  authoritarianism  misdirection  politics  strategy  trump  dictator  usa  observersareworried 
may 2017 by amaah
Teller Reveals His Secrets | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn and Teller talks about how magicians manipulate the human mind.
perception  magic  illusions  misdirection 
april 2017 by kybernetikos
Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection | TED Talk | TED.com
Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch.
video  pickpocket  attention  misdirection 
april 2017 by kybernetikos
While Trump tweets grab spotlight, appointees make crucial changes - San Francisco Chronicle
The Environmental Protection Agency has dumped an Obama administration rule requiring oil and natural gas companies to provide information on their methane emissions, a key contributor to global warming. New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt explained that the administration wanted to “reduce burdens on businesses.”

On his first full day in office Thursday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke angered environmentalists by reversing an Obama ban on the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle in federal wildlife refuges. The outgoing administration said the the order would protect birds from lead poisoning — Zinke said its repeal, and another order seeking to expand federal lands open to recreation and fishing, would boost industries that create “thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.”
presidenttrump  politics  misdirection 
march 2017 by kme
Bait and Switch: The Failure of Facebook Advertising — An OSINT Investigation — Medium
The cool thing with the Google URL shortener is that they provide analytics for you so that you can see how a shortened URL was accessed and how many times.
fraud  advertising  facebook  social  misdirection 
june 2016 by markhgn
A Pickpocket’s Tale - The New Yorker
"Larry and Betty describe the birth of their son as “a miracle of the Lord.” As they tell it, Betty’s doctors discovered tumors in her uterus and warned that she would probably die giving birth, and that the child, if it survived, would likely be crippled and brain damaged. The doctors urged an abortion, but Larry and Betty refused. Larry told me, “I realized that God had a special purpose for my son.” \n “Everyone said, ‘He’s awfully flighty—he jumps from job to job,’ ” Robbins recalled. “But I would take what I needed and go. I figured I’ve only got so much time.”"
Apollo  Robbins  Pickpocket  Magic  Misdirection  Abortion  Hard  Work  Direction 
october 2014 by JB4GDI
Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection
Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner's shoulder while they remain clueless.
Science  Misdirection  Videos  TED 
october 2014 by linusr

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